February 15, 2008

She's a Self-Made Fool

Hatched by Dafydd

Squeaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Haight-Ashbury, 95%) said, just a few days ago, that despite the now impossible to deny military success of the "surge" (how I hate that misleading word, whether Democrat or Republican uses it), the entire Iraq war is lost because the Iraqi government hasn't made any political progress.

Then Wednesday, as if on cue, the Iraqi parliament enacted legislation for provincial elections... resolving one of the three central political -- er -- quagmires standing in the way of building a relatively free and relatively democratic Iraqi nation. (The other two are anti-de-Baathification, which was passed some weeks ago; and oil revenue sharing, which is very close to being fully resolved.)

It appears the Iraqi parliament has accomplished more of its own agenda than has Nancy Pelosi since she and her cronies took over Congress thirteen months ago.

The capper came last night, when the Speaker refused even to call a vote on semi-permanizing the FISA reforms that passed by more than two-thirds in the Senate and had a solid majority already declared for passage in the House. It was simply more important to Nan to:

  • Slime the Bush administration by passing -- on a narrow, party-line vote -- "contempt of Congress" charges against White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and former White House Chief Counsel Harriet Miers... for not confessing that political appointees were appointed for partially political reasons;
  • Pay off their biggest special-interest donors, the trial lawyers, who want to get rich feeding off the carcass of the telecom industry, which had the misfortune to agree to help the government track down terrorists in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Indeed, no good deed goes unpunished -- by Democrat-supporting trial lawyers. (By the way... once the lawyers sue Big Telephone out of existence, who will offer the conference-call service litigators live for?)

Looks like Senate Majority Leader Harry "Pinky" Reid (D-Caesar's Palace, 90%) may have to share his booby prize with his sister across the Rotunda.

Hatched by Dafydd on this day, February 15, 2008, at the time of 3:51 PM

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The following hissed in response by: David M

The Thunder Run has linked to this post in the - Web Reconnaissance for 02/16/2008 A short recon of what’s out there that might draw your attention updated throughout the day…so check back often.

The above hissed in response by: David M [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 16, 2008 7:38 AM

The following hissed in response by: hunter

Pinky and the Brain do what they do everyday - work hard to make America safe for terrorists.

The above hissed in response by: hunter [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 16, 2008 8:33 AM

The following hissed in response by: MTF

She's playing a game of chicken with al Qaeda, betting they'll not take advantage of the operational window she's giving them and use it to murder people. This decision is on your head, Nancy Pelosi.

If it goes wrong, do you think she'll own up to her complicity? Any chance at all?

The above hissed in response by: MTF [TypeKey Profile Page] at February 17, 2008 6:02 AM

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